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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 30 - 58 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Major Services are 20,000 miles apart although Toyota still like to see the cars for a ‘health check’ at 10,000-mile intervals. Insurance is cheap insurance, fuel economy good (except on the 1.8). Toyota has worked to reduce the cost of replacement parts with this Corolla from the last one and labour times are also shorter than before.

Corolla scores well on the eco front. With an average of 163 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are relatively low for a small family hatchback. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.4-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 43 mpg.

Too early to say, but Toyota’s reputation is built on longevity – we’ve certainly heard of no serious problems from owners about this model. Interior trim is high quality and much classier than previous generations, but doesn’t quite have the panache of the latest Astra or VW Golf.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £135 - £360
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Insurance group 8 - 32
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